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ROUND 6 Rally America National Championship Series

 July 15-16, 2016

This year’s New England Forest Rally (NEFR) will be held as a Friday/Saturday event counting toward the Rally America National Championship series.  There will be a Coefficient 2 Eastern Regional Rally on Friday and a Coefficient 3 Eastern Regional Rally on Saturday.

Sunday River will have a “RALLY VILLAGE” display area on both Friday & Saturday.  If you have sponsors or know of other companies who would like to be vendors or set up an exhibit at the village, please contact Chris Cyr [chris@teamoneil.com].

 

THURSDAY:  Thursday activities will include a One Pass Recce, Registration, Scrutineering, all based out of the South Ridge Welcome Center area.

FRIDAY: Friday activities will start with the Bunker Pond Stages and then a run of the Concord Pond Stage and back to the Service Park at Sunday River.  Friday afternoon see’s us competing on the Icicle Brook North and South Stages and then back for a final service at Sunday River.   Friday’s activities finish in front of Sunday River’s South Ridge Welcome Center (where the Rally Village will be located).

SATURDAY:   Saturday activities will be based out of the JML Trucking service area 1 mile North of Errol.  This location is large enough to have both a service and a display area.   This year we will continue to enjoy the Lost Weekend and Hampshire Hills stages on our way north to our Errol Service area.  We then travel to the Greenough Pond stage and one of our old favorites not used for many years in the Parmachenee area then back to our Fish Pond/Sturtevant Pond Stage.  We have removed the two rockier and not particularly well liked loops in the Fish Pond/Sturtevant Pond area. The NEFR will end slopeside at Sunday River’s South Ridge Welcome Center, with our Awards Party, Food and Drink.  There will be plenty of Spectator Opportunities’ as well this year!

 

Notice to all NEFR Participants:

New England Performance Rally, LLC (NEPR) has worked very hard over the years with various landowners in the region to obtain and keep the right to use their land for stage roads.  One must remember that many of these stage roads are private, active logging roads.  Logging trucks are paid to deliver logs.  To do so safely they travel the middle of the road and cannot maneuver to avoid a vehicle they do not expect to see on the road.  Every landowner has made it very clear that, if we have a repeat of past problems – that is, trespassing – their land will be closed to us for good.  No more New England Forest Rally.

NEPR has agreed to notify all Participants – Drivers, Crew and Workers.  The landowners’ roads are CLOSED at all times throughout the year except for date & times approved for the NEFR.  Anyone found on the roads at any other time will be banned from competing in NEPR Rallies under Article 4.8 of the Rally America rules.  If you desire to use any of these landowners’ roads for testing, you must obtain prior written permission from the landowner and submit a copy to NEPR clearly stating the date, time, and road(s) that you have permission to use.  The landowners reserve to right to set conditions on said use which may include a road use fee or actual denial of access.

Event Support:

The New England Forest Rally is conducted by and for the many competitors and volunteer workers.  The NEFR depends upon entry fees and sponsors to cover the costs.  Volunteers give their time so competitors will have a rally in which to compete.

NEPR has developed a number of marketing programs available to competitors and/or their sponsors.  Note that these packages, when sold by the competitor, all contain the competitor’s entry fee.  These opportunities are all contained in the document entitled “NEFR Sponsorship Support Packages.”

For a copy of this document and for more details, please contact:

Chris Cyr                       chris@teamoneil.com

ALWAYS MENTION:  “NEW ENGLAND FOREST RALLY”

General Information:

Rally Headquarters: Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME

For lodging accommodation click here

Things to do:  There are many activities in the Sunday River area, such as the VIP bus to viewing sites on the stages; rafting; moose tours; golf; dining, etc.  Check out the Area Tourism Info section for more details

VIP Bus:  Our VIP Program has buses that take people out to special viewing area of the NEFR and also serve a wonderful lunch.   These VIP buses offer many special amenities.  For details and cost click here.

Rally Village:   Located at Sunday River’s South Ridge Parking lot is a “RALLY VILLAGE”.  This RALLY VILLAGE is right in the middle of all NEFR activities at Sunday River.  This is the perfect place for you and your sponsors to promote your products.  Details and cost will be posted soon!

 

Entry Fee Schedule: No increase from 2015 and Extended “Early” Fees!

New England Forest National                                             

                        Early/Regular                                                                     $1500.00

                        Subaru Support Program (First 10 National Entries)         $1000.00

                        (Completed entry & proper fees received by June 10, 2016)

NEFR National and Regional Combined                          

                        National Entry Fee                                                                     $1500

Maine & New Hampshire Rally’s Regional Combined

                        Early/Regular [C2&C3 Regional’s]                                      $800.00              

                        Subaru Support Program  (First 10 Regional Entries)         $500.00(Closed)

                      (Completed entry & proper fees received by June 10, 2016)

                       Late Entry Fee (Entries received after July 10, 2016)           +$500.00

                       Stage Notes (Second clean set by request)  Included in Entry Fee 

                       Recce Included in Entry Fee

NOTICE:  Entry is to be completed on RA’s Website. 

If you have already registered with Rally America, choose your regional registration below to pay and confirm your slot.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make payable to “New England Performance Rally, LLC” and mail to:  NEPR, LLC, 178 Miller Road, Dalton, NH 03598.

Refund Policy:

  1. A request for a scratch refund must be received by NEPR, LLC in writing prior to the opening of registration on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
  2. There will be no refunds for any entry that has participated in any portion of the rally.
  3. The NEPR reserves the right to make partial refunds for proven special circumstances.

All entries, both National and Regional, must complete registration and tech at the prescribed times.  If you are only entered in the National or Friday Regional and you DNF Friday night, you will be allowed to restart on Saturday, by reporting to registration at (6-7am Sat) and paying any appropriate fees.

SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS before the event and the RESULTS following the event will only be available at the NEFR web site; if competitors do not have access to the Internet, a ‘hardcopy’ may be requested from the registrar.  Maps of the general layout of the SUNDAY RIVER – ERROL areas will be available on the web and the NEFR website.

VP Racing Fuel, as RALLYAMERICA’s Official Racing Fuel, must be arranged through VP Racing Fuels or Rally America.

We understand that most competitors come to a rally, not only to race, but to enjoy the competition and the involvement in one of the most exciting of all motorsports.  To this end, we have structured the course, event locations, time schedule, parties, etc. in a competitor-friendly manner.

Schedule:  (Subject to change.  Sups will have the latest schedule.)

Wed, July, 13:

7pm – 10pm      Recce Registration                Grand Summit –Camp Rest.

Thurs, July, 14:

7am – 5:30pm   Recce pre-run                        ME-NH

4pm – 9pm         Registration                           Sunday River – South Ridge

2pm – 8pm         Scrutineering                         Sunday River – Maintenance

6:30pm – 8pm  Shakedown                             TBA

Friday, July, 15:

7am– 9am         Registration                           Sunday River – South Ridge

7am– 9am         Scrutineering                         Sunday River – Maintenance

9 am                   Rally Village opens                Sunday River – South Ridge

10 am                 Parc Expose                            Sunday River – South Ridge

11:01am             Rally Start                                Sunday River – South Ridge

7:30am              Approx. finish                        Sunday River – South Ridge

(Free night to have dinner with friends & Family)

Sat, July, 16:

6:30am-7am     Registration/Tech/Service      Sunday River – South Ridge

9:30am              Start of Day 2                              Sunday River – South Ridge

7:30pm              Approx. Finish                            Sunday River – South Ridge

7pm-9pm           BBQ                                              Sunday River – Slope Side

8:45pm             Awards                                          Sunday River – South Ridge

Organizers:

Chairman:                              Tim O’Neil                  tim@teamoneil.com                 603-444-4488

Chief Registrar:                    Jackie Manock           jme.manock@gmail.com         978-569-0803

Chief Communications:     Adam Brodeur            apbrodeur@yahoo.com           978-430-1397

Chief Scrutineer:                  Don Taylor                  shelbyeast@aol.com                603-542-8549

Competitors can access their information by using the link on:

www.NewEnglandForestRally.com